How is sclerosing mesenteritis diagnosed?

Your doctor may feel your abdomen for a mass or any signs of tenderness. If either is present, a computed tomography (CT) scan of your abdomen may be ordered. A CT scan will normally show a soft-tissue mass as a sign of sclerosing mesenteritis.

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